Foundation for Student Achievement
Dedicated to providing the means for an exceptional Catholic education for children from families in financial need -- inspiring children to realize their potential through education and development of the mind, body and spirit.
Who We Are
In 2007, the Office of Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Trenton, through its strategic plan, Committment to Excellence, endorsed the establishment of a foundation to ensure a qualityeducation for all students of the Catholic schools within the Diocese.
Who We Serve
The focus is to provide tuition assistance to students from families experiencing financial constraints; offer innovative and creative opportunities of teaching and learning not covered by the normal school budget process; prepare and position the schools to attract additional resources; and to organize private sector involvement with the Catholic schools under the auspices of the Diocese of Trenton in a positive and appropriate manner.
Primary Funds have been created to encourage excellence in the following areas:
- Catholic Alumni Partnership
- Tuition Assistance Fund
- Technology and Learning
- Scholastic Enhancement
- Arts and Education
- Professional Development
- Health and Fitness
The Foundation for Student Achievement remains committed to providing tuition assistance for our families who are struggling to afford a Catholic education. In the three years the foundation has been in existence we have amassed over $600,000 and provided $120,000 in tuition assistance and we have funded $45,000 in unique and creative educational projects for the benefit of our elementary schools. As positive as this is, there remains a $2.5 million dollar shortfall in resources for tuition assistance, and many of our families are unable to afford a Catholic education for their children.
The Office of Catholic Schools and the diocese take seriously the challenge of filling this 2.5 million dollar gap. In support of the many diocesan efforts to fund tuition assistance, the Foundation for Student Achievement is taking on a new challenge in providing sustainable funding for tuition. The Catholic Alumni Partnership Program (CAP) assists Catholic elementary schools in connecting with alumni and re-establishing these relationships. The goal is that CAP will create a new source of funding for every Catholic elementary school through alumni support.